Going First – May 11, 2020

Going first, is scary, and hard. Doesn’t matter what it is, whether it is being the first one to volunteer for something, the first to try something, the first one to speak up, or the first one to say, “I’m sorry.”  But there is nothing scarier than being the first one to say those three words, “I love you”. I mean, after it is out there, it is out there! And what if they don’t say it back? What if they say, I don’t feel the same way? There is a vulnerability in being first to do or say anything, and saying I love you, first, is the greatest place of vulnerability. But, sometimes I think we lose sight of that, when we read Romans 5:8, But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. You realize that means that before your parents ever considered you, God already had? You realize that mean that before you were conceived, before you came to be, Jesus had already declared His love for you? Do you realize that before you were born, He died for you? You realize that before you even had the opportunity to hear about the plan of Salvation, He had already fulfilled the plan of Salvation? In other words, before you ever thought about saying “I do” to Jesus, He said, “it is finished” to you. That is love! Whether you ever choose to respond to His “I love you”, or not, it doesn’t change a thing. He loves you!